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I love this salad! However I have modified it over time...instead of mozzarella cheese I use crumbled feta; I bake the pecans in the oven to give them a little more crunch; and in place of Italian dressing (any dressing works!) I use Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing. More pear works too and I am thinking about adding mandarin sections (canned) to add some color. This salad is so easy to make and carry the ingredients (even when camping) it is my favorite salad to take to potlucks.
I followed the basics for this recipe but made the following changes: I used pecan pralines. Made my own by drizzling pecans with pure maple syrup and baked at 350 degrees for around 10 minutes on a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner. Added shredded asiago cheese instead of mozarella shredded carrots and left the skin on the pear. I cheated on the dressing by using Renee's ready made "Ravin Raspberry" vinegraitte. The tang of the asiago worked well with the sweetness of the pecans. Family enjoyed this salad.
This was delicious! Next time I'll toast the pecans for added flavor. I made my own balsamic viniagrette salad dressing since I was out of bottled dressing. This was so good and so fast and easy too. Thanks for the great salad I enjoyed this a lot!
Delicious! I changed it quite a bit by using Gorgonzola cheese toasting the pecans using a red pear and a green one and adding sliced strawberries and Craisins since they were handy. The dressing I used was Strawberry Chardonnay by Marzetti which is the best fruity dressing I've ever tasted. Oh for the greens I used mainly baby spinach and added green leaf lettuce to that.